In West, professional restoration companies and contractors are now being allowed into the hardest hit neighborhood closest to the fertilizer plant.
Red Cross officials say nearly 300 families have visited a relief center since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated a Texas town.
Authorities absolved the firefighters of any blame after some speculation that water used in fighting the original fire at the West Fertilizer plant may have triggered the explosion.
In West, police will begin escorting homeowners into the previously restricted area beginning Saturday morning at 7:00.
Donations for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings have reportedly reached more than $26 million, but so far the money raised to help victims in West, Texas is less than $500,000.
On April 17, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, leveled part of the small town. Most of the victims were first responders from fire departments in West and other nearby towns that were on the scene trying to control the fire that preceded the blast.
Insurance experts are estimating that damage caused by the fertilizer plant explosion in West could have losses topping $100 million.
On Wednesday, April 24 it will be one week since the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West. That date also means it will have been seven days since some residents were allowed anywhere near their homes.
As some say goodbye to loved ones in West, others try to figure out what’s next in the recovery…especially when it comes to their homes.
State investigators visited the West Fertilizer plant twice in the weeks leading up to a deadly explosion. Records show the plant manager wanted them there most recentl, to investigate a product that didn’t look right.
A town hall meeting was held in West over the weekend and another is scheduled for Tuesday evening, at 6 p.m. The meetings are meant to keep residents informed about the ongoing repair and rebuilding process
More West residents returned to their homes Sunday night as officials opened additional sections of the neighborhood for the first time since the explosion.